Open Disk Utility in your Utilities folder. It is an excellent storage solution for notebook computer users. I carry it in my laptop case when I go out. It is tiny and has drop protection built into it. Click on the Partition tab in the DU main window. I’ve used a USB 2 hub for the second cable, however, and this seems to solve the issue.

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Not Specified by Manufacturer. Gets it’s operational power from the computer so no power plug. Be the first to review this item.

Iomega Ego 500gb Mac Edition Portable Hard Drive FireWire 400/800 USB 2

I noticed the case was separated on one corner It is easy to connect to any of these due to the three different connecting ports and the included cables. The down sided is that it does not have iomgea FW ports and that I did not buy 2 drives.

There is nothing called installation process as the device has to be just connected to my Mac machine msc files need to be moved onto the drive.

Ask a question Reset. My eto and my laptop couldn’t see it on Windows Iomeega. As long as any file eventually transfers, they will not test or service it. After DU loads select your hard drive this is the entry with the mfgr. Select the volume you just created this is the sub-entry under the drive entry from the left side list.


Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great portable drive This drive works great with my brand new Mac laptop and 5 year old Mac desktop and my wife’s PC laptop. Same transfer rates with USB 2.

iomrga Mac OS X Finally, the drive shell is thin metal, unlike the tougher products available from Buffalo, WD, Seagate and Lacie. Rated 1 out of 5 by Mike in Boston from Very poor performance I am disappointed in this drive.

No Longer Available Update Location close. Just eject before you disconnect, and it turns off when you unplug it from your computer.

Rated 4 out of 5 by Dr. The drive is bus powered that can be connected to any system that has a USB port. The main items that are great are the shock resistance up to 51 inches and the firewire connections. You cannot format a drive without losing all the data on the drive. There is nothing to complain so I would definitely refer a friend.


Compact size and light weight. The software disc itself is not included; it must be downloaded via the Internet Drop Guard protects the drive from damage caused by drops from heights of up to 51″ 1.

Top View Show More Less. I only bought it because it was the only external portable HD Posted on Jan 30, Sorry, but that’s not possible. How do I format my iomega ego hd that was previously used on a PC to a Mac without losing the existing data on the drive?

The cable ports are not covered when not in use. See any errors on this page?

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There’s no power cord or switch, but that does not matter. All three computers recognized it instantly and have no problems with it. Kac answers Drop Down menu.